Add infographics cards

Infographics cards are visualizations that provide contextual information about a map. ArcGIS for Power BI includes a selection of demographic data categories, such as population counts, age distribution, and income levels, among others. Infographics cards appear in the corner of the map.

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By default, infographics cards appear to the right of the map. You can use the Map tools options in the Visualizations > Format pane to change this position to the left.
Tip:

If you are signed in to your ArcGIS account, the variety of available data categories that you can add to an infographics card expands significantly.

Infographics cards are interactive; their content updates as you navigate a map. When you select one or more location on the map, infographics cards display information about the population living in the area around each selected location. If no locations are selected, infographics cards display information about the population living in the entire visible area of the map.

Infographics cards are configurable; you can select from demographic data categories and establish a distance or time parameter for selected areas to filter the data.

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If you are signed in to your ArcGIS account, you can add up to five infographics cards, search for global demographic data, and use all available travel time and distance filters; if you are using the Standard version of ArcGIS for Power BI, you can add a maximum of two infographics cards, use a subset of United States demographic data, and use Drive time and Radius filters.

Add an infographics card to the map

To add an infographics card to the map, do the following:

  1. From the map tools, click Analysis Analysis tools.
    Tip:

    Click the Map tools button Map tools to expand the tools.

    The Analysis toolset appears.

  2. From the Analysis toolset, click Infographics Infographics.

    The Infographics pane appears. The Infographics pane shows available demographic data collections. Data collections for the United States are listed by default; these are the only available infographics if you are using the Standard version of ArcGIS for Power BI. If you are signed in to your ArcGIS account, data collections are available for multiple countries.

    Note:

    When using Country data, the values that display on infographics cards may be approximate based on generalized features. For example, averaged values are typically divided by total relevant population; when there are fewer applicable relevant households, the resulting data may appear null in a larger map area.

  3. On the Infographics pane, the Select variables button is selected by default. To find variables within the data collections, do any of the following:
    • If you are signed in to your ArcGIS account, use the Country drop-down menu to select the country for your data collection.
    • To search for a specific variable, type keywords into the Search field and press Enter
    • To filter the list of data collections, click Search or click one of the data collections.

      The All variables field appears. Click the All variables drop-down menu and choose one of the filter options.

      Tip:

      The All variables drop-down menu is only visible after you click Search or select a data collection.

    The available infographics are filtered by your selection.

  4. Choose a data collection from the list on the Infographics pane to see its related variables.
  5. Check a variable's check box to add it as an infographics card.

    When you select a variable, an infographics card appears on the map. Each variable appears on its own card; however, if you select multiple demographic variables from the same related data collection, they are grouped on a single card. For example, if you choose multiple variables from the 2021 Age: 5 Year Increments (Esri) data collection, all appear on the same card.

    Tip:

    If you are using the Standard version of ArcGIS for Power BI, you can add a maximum of two variables; if you are signed in to your ArcGIS account, you can add a maximum of five.

    Cards are arranged in the order in which you add them. Drag the cards up or down to rearrange them in their vertical stack.

  6. Click the Close button Close on a card to remove the card from the map.
  7. When you finish adding cards, click Close Close to close the Infographics pane, or click the Settings button to change the default settings for the infographics cards.

Configure infographics card settings

When no features are selected on the map, infographics cards display information for the current visible area of the map. When you click one or more features on the map, the card updates to show relevant variable data for a 20-mile radius surrounding the selected feature, for example, Total 2021 Population for a 20-mile radius surrounding Wichita, Kansas. This is the default setting.

You can change the default setting to provide demographics for a smaller or larger distance or to instead show demographics based on time or distance for a method of transportation for the surrounding area. You can also set the distance—in miles or kilometers—for that calculation.

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If you are using the Standard version of ArcGIS for Power BI, you can use only the Drive time and Radius filters; if you are signed in to your ArcGIS account, you can use any time or distance setting.

To change the default infographics card settings, do the following:

  1. On the Infographics pane, click the Settings button.

    The Settings pane appears.

  2. From the Sample area for points drop-down menu, choose one of the following to define the demographics study area:

    Note:
    If you are using the Standard version of ArcGIS for Power BI, you will see only Radius or Drive Time settings.

    • Radius—Returns information from within a specified radius around the features on the map, defined in miles or kilometers.
    • Drive Time or Driving Distance—Returns information from within a specified number of minutes or hours of driving time from the features on the map or a specified driving distance in miles or kilometers from the features on the map.
    • Trucking Time or Trucking Distance—Returns information from within a specified number of minutes or hours of trucking time, using preferred truck routes, from the features on the map or a specified trucking distance in miles or kilometers from the features on the map.
    • Walking Time or Walking Distance—Returns information from within a specified number of minutes or hours of walking time from the features on the map or a specified walking distance in miles or kilometers from the features on the map.
    • Rural Driving Time or Rural Driving Distance—Returns information from within a specified number of minutes or hours of rural driving time from the features on the map or a specified rural driving distance in miles or kilometers from the features on the map.
  3. In the Sample distance for points section, do one of the following:
    • To specify radius by distance, type a value in the numeric field (or use the up or down arrows) and choose the unit of measurement: miles or kilometers. The maximum radius is 100 miles (161 kilometers). Using this feature, you can select up to 100 points, or features, at a time.

    • To specify a travel time, type a value in the numeric field (or use the up or down arrows). The maximum travel time is 30 minutes. Using this feature, you can select up to 10 points, or features, at a time.

    • To specify a travel distance, type a value in the numeric field (or use the up or down arrows) and choose the unit of measurement: miles or kilometers. The maximum travel distance is 300 miles (482 kilometers). Using this feature, you can select up to 10 points, or features at a time.

    When you select a feature on the map, the infographics card updates to show demographic information for population that live within that specified radius, travel time, or travel distance around the selected feature. For example, if you select a radius of 10 miles and click a point representing City Hall, the infographics card updates to show demographic information only for population living within a 10 mile radius around City Hall.

  4. When you finish configuring the infographics cards, click the Close button Close to close the Infographics pane and view the map.

Interact with infographics cards

Infographics cards update when you select features on the map. If no features are selected, the cards show demographic information for the current visible area on the map. If you zoom or pan the map, the cards update to reflect the new map area.

To interact with infographics cards, do any of the following:

  • Zoom in or out to show demographic information for the current map extent.
  • Select a feature to show demographic information for a specified area around the feature.
    Note:

    You can establish the range of your infographics card settings on the Infographics pane. See Configure infographics card settings.

  • Select multiple features to show demographic information for combined areas surrounding your selections.
  • Click one or more polygons to show demographic information for the study area defined by the polygons.
  • By default, infographics cards are shown using whole numbers. Click Show percentage Show percentage to view the information in a bar chart. Click Show number Show number to return to whole number display.
  • Drag the cards up or down to rearrange them within their vertical stack.
  • If you are signed in to your ArcGIS account and have more infographics cards than fit on your visible map extent (typically more than two), use the mouse wheel button or keyboard Up and Down arrows to scroll through stacked infographics cards.
  • Click Close Close on an infographics card to delete it.